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Babka

I adapted this recipe from Babcii’s original recipe, but added more butter for more richness.  I’m following the Tartine recipe otherwise.  Makes 2 Babkas. Make the night before: Poolish Levan Then, the next day: 1000g flour 200g sugar 25g salt 10g instant yeast 4 cups of raisins (half golden, half …

Wild mushroom buscuits

from http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/chanterelle.html Mushroom Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits This quick biscuit recipe is especially good when fresh chanterelles are in season. Other mushrooms can be substituted. 1 small onion, minced 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chanterelles, chopped into small pieces 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons salt …

Quick Pickles

These quick pickles are a good balance of acid and sweetness, and maintain a good crunch for a year or so.  To make them, just cut up some middle-aged or younger pickling cucumbers and stuff them in jars with the herbs and any other additions (dill, carrots, peppers, etc).  Cover …

InsecureID

Tired of looking at the blank backside of everybody’s ID badge at work?  Me too!  InsecureID makes fun and interesting ID badge cards that you can add to the back of your current badge to add some personality.

Wedding!

Shannon and Scott got married on May 18, 2013.  We had a great time celebrating with many of our friends and family. Pictures and videos are available on our wedding page.

Fresh Fruit Scones

Shannon and I really like the fresh fruit scones at Arizmendi bakery, so we decided to develop our own recipe as a modification of the standard Cook’s Illustrated one. Ingredients: 2 cups (20 oz = 565 g) Flour 2 T baking powder 6 T sugar = 87 g 1 t …

Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad

Here’s the recipe for my greek potato salad, inspired by the Williams Sonoma recipe found in “Potato”. The best thing about this recipe is that there’s no mayonnaise! Ingredients: 10 small waxy potatoes, about 2.5 lb 5 oz feta cheese, crumbled Dressing: 5 T olive oil 2.5 T white wine …

Burning Man 2011

Transit Lounge This is the summary from Burning Man 2011.  We had a great time, but I want to keep track of water usage and exodus times for next year. Camp Members: Confirmed Members:  Scott, Shannon, Michelle, Ryan, Susan, Patrick, Ken, Jill. Jared showed up Friday. Camp Location: 4:00 between …